Deciding to Self Publish

I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about my current writing goals. The most important goal to me right now is publishing my finished book, A COVID CHRISTMAS STORY.

As I’ve discussed before, my father has Stage 4 cancer. I really want to get my book published and in his hands before I lose him. Since I have no way to guage how long we’ve got left, I find myself getting frantic about how long traditional publishing takes.

I’ve been tossing the ideas around in my head for a few weeks now, and I think I’m going to self-publish the book. I never wanted to self-publish. I have always assumed I would take the traditional publishing path when I was ready to release a book into the world.

I have not come to this decision lightly. But, given the situation, it is, by far, the fastest way to get the book out into the world. I find myself wanting to have it ready to present to my dad for Christmas, so I’m going to move forward with this.

My Cover Creation

Cover Created by Cathy Marie Bown with Canva

I look forward to sharing more information once I get a bit closer. I have to do a final round of edits to the manuscript before it is ready for publishing.

I can’t wait to share more details with you when I get there!!!

Until next time,


Published by cathymariebown

I am a writer and student looking for my place in the digital world.

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